About the Author
Name: Laura Maybrooke
"I live in my own little world. But it's ok, they know me here." (Who besides me has this fridge magnet; raise your hand!)
That's sometimes what it feels like. Who says stories aren't real? I live in the land of the Midnight Sun and Polar Nights, together with my husband and daughter, and a cast of fantasy characters running around in my head. It's busy here. Care to stay and chat a while?
Laura Maybrooke is an 80s' child, who works too much and writes too little, but who'll never say no to a thrilling romance, a high fantasy adventure, or a cookbook full of delicious treats she'd like to bake one day.
by Author Laura Maybrooke
Published Oct 2019
Genre: Fantasy / Romance / Adventure
Some things never die. Hope. Heroes. Defiance.
Things take a strange turn for Dulcea, the elven enchantress turned war heroine and Dragonmistress, when a countryman's betrayal lands her in enemy hands.
As she awaits her execution, a stranger with mysterious powers offers her another chance at life. Will she die here or risk what sinister fate he has in store for her?
Can Dulcea reclaim her rightful place and lead her army once more? Or does Krath, the man who travels the Realm of the Dead as one of its own, prove to be the obstacle that fells her rebellion?
… Or will this immortal vampire warrior turn out to be the best chance she has of defying the ancient evil arising in the west?
This story was EVERYTHING! At first, I didn't care for switching between the past and present, but as I read, I could see why it was necessary. Is it wrong to say I love Lord Krath? There were times when the conversations that he and Dulcea had made me smile, get anxious, cringe and become hopeful. I can't wait to see where this relationship is going. I want them to be together. I feel Immortal Defiance is the foundational book for what will take place in the coming books and I'm eager to see what will happen between Dulcea and Amparo, and whether and how Krath will help or not. This is going to be an interesting trilogy.
Ps: Thoughts: Can Lord Krath fall in love? How does Myoden play a part in all of this? I was beginning to like him, but I think he will allow his jealousy to rule him.
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review and I fell in love with this story! The characters are well developed and it's easy to fall in love with them. I loved the mixture of Elves and vampires and everything else that was involved in this story. Lady Dulcea is a very strong woman and a great choice for the hero. Krath adds the perfect twist to her life.
I do have to add that the flashbacks can be difficult to understand at times, but they add a lot to the story and how Lady Dulcea's relationship and life before was like. I highly recommend this read. You won't be disappointed!
FIVE STAR REVIEW: The perfect combination of old-world and fantasy!